Best of NH 2013 Delis, Catering, Cafes and Breakfast

This portion of Best of NH includes breakfast spots, delis, cafes, local cheese, gourmet meals to go and more.

Blue Moon Evolution in Exeter, which won this year for their soups, offers many excellent dishes that often feature local ingredients.
Photo by Susan Laughlin.

Readers' Poll Winners
*Editor's Picks

Bagel Alley
(603) 882-9343

Bagel (Regional Chain)
The Works Bakery Cafe
Multiple Locations

Bagel (National Chain)
Panera Bread
Multiple Locations

Breakfast Place
The Friendly Toast

Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop

The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth once again your favorite breakfast spot.

*Caterer: Catered events can be a epicurean nightmare. Steam tables and dreary food choices to please the masses can make for a dull affair. Enter Jay Curcio and White Apron Catering in Dover. Expect the best from this team effort - gazpacho with lobster and black truffle vichyssoise to statler breast of chicken with artichoke barigoule to blueberry panna cotta. Presentations are eye-catching and flavors sing for that memorable event at the Seacoast venue of your choice.

Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner
Manchester and Milford

Chili (National Chain)
Multiple Locations

Biederman’s Deli and Pub

Delicatessen (Regional Chain)
McKinnon’s Market & Super Butcher Shop
Multiple Locations

Tilt’n Diner

*Eggs Benedict: If you’re a lover of Eggs Benedict, you’ll love Sunflowers Café in Jaffrey. They offer the dish seven different ways, including Italian, Irish, Key West and Provençal.

Feta Orzo Salad: Don’t feel like cooking? Look for delicious, pre-made pasta salads, potato salads, homestyle entrées and desserts from Simply Delish, available at various markets in NH. Great for dinner or to serve at your next party. The Feta Orzo Salad is a nice twist to traditional pasta salads that would be refreshing at a picnic or enjoyed on a warm summer night.

Gourmet to Go
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop

The feta orzo salad from Simply Delish.

Hidden Gem: It’s always a great day in a small town when a new restaurateur steps in to liven up main street. In Lancaster you can find the Moonbeam Café  in sunny shades of yellow to brighten your day for breakfast, lunch plus dinner Thursday through Sunday. If you judge a restaurant by its bread, this is the place — it's all home-made daily.

Homemade Soup Selection: Kristin’s Bistro and Bakery in Keene (two locations) is truly a one-stop-shop. While you’re picking up delicious baked goods, coffee and a few local items, take the time to stop for lunch. The soups, which change often, are homemade, satisfying and a little out of the ordinary. Previous soups have included Moroccan chickpea chili, chicken orzo, herbed haddock chowder and spinach and white bean.

Local Cheesemaker
The Sandwich Creamery
North Sandwich

Parker’s Maple Barn

Pancakes (National Chain)
Multiple Locations

The Red Arrow 24 Hr Diners in Milford and Manchester are winners in the chili category.

Blue Moon Evolution

Soup (Local Chain)
Green Bean
Exeter and Portsmouth

Soup (National Chain)
Panera Bread
Multiple Locations

Sunday Brunch
The Old Salt at Lamie’s Inn

Supermarket Delicatessen
Multiple Locations

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